Srinagar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday produced a chargesheet against a man for securing a government job by producing a fake date of birth certificate.
The chargesheet was produced in a 2022 case registered at the police station Crime Branch Kashmir against Mohammad Sidiq Qazi, of Brein Nishat, Srinagar, before the Court of Judge Small Causes Srinagar for his alleged involvement in the commission of offences punishable under Sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), and 471 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) of the Ranbir Penal Code.
A spokesman of the Crime Branch Kashmir said they received a complaint from some employees of Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC), Srinagar, alleging that Mohammad Sidiq Qazi, who is serving as a barman at RSGC Srinagar, is actually 67 years of age and is still serving in the department.
Accordingly, the instant case was registered, and the investigation started.
“During the investigation, it has been established and proved that the accused individual had submitted a fake D.O.B. (date of birth) certificate at the time of his initial appointment, as a result of which he illegally continued to remain in service beyond his actual age of superannuation,” the spokesman said.
The chargesheet has accordingly been presented against the accused person in the court of competent jurisdiction for judicial determination.